Licensure & Practice Across State Lines During COVID-19
As a result of the crisis, several governors have relaxed or suspended regulations concerning interjurisdictional telepsychology practice. However, the devil is in the details. Some of states' emergency orders allow for interjurisdictional telepsychology practice without notifying the state while others require you to notify the state and fill out forms before you can see patients. Some orders allow you to only see existing patients while others are more expansive. The ASPPB is tracking it all.
Link to Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) website. Click on “Temporary Interjurisdictional Telepsychological Practice & COVID-19” for most recent version (9.8.20) of a state-by-state summary: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asppb.net/resource/resmgr/covid19/9.8.2020_temporary_&_telepsy.pdf
1/15/2021 What to know about doing telehealth in a different state Answers to the most commonly asked questions about practicing telehealth across state lines.
4/9/2020 APA article on telehealth guidance by state during COVID-19, with link to summary of telehealth policies by state https://www.apaservices.org/practice/legal/technology/state-telehealth-guidance
There is a temporary license application now available on the Maine Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation page at http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/index.shtml